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Cosby sues accuser Constand, lawyer, mother over contract

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 18, 2016 1:42 AM
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Photo by Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004.

(Philadelphia) -- Bill Cosby has filed a sealed breach of contract lawsuit against his  accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother and the National Enquirer's publisher.

The defendants are subject to confidentiality clauses covering the settlement of lawsuits Constand filed against Cosby and the tabloid in 2005. 

Constand accuses Cosby of drugging and molesting her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Her complaint wasn't prosecuted until December, when a new district attorney in Montgomery County reopened it and charged Cosby with sexual assault. 

Cosby filed the lawsuit a day before a February 2nd criminal court hearing that included testimony from Constand's lawyer Dolores Troiani. 

The judge warned Cosby's lawyers not to accuse Troiani of breaking the confidentiality agreement because she was subpoenaed to testify. 

Troiani says she can't comment on Cosby's lawsuit.

It's unclear who represents Boca Raton, Florida-based publisher American Media Inc. 

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